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Assistant to Executive Director at Environmental Nonprofit (Remote)
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This is a volunteer opportunity with flexible start dates beginning at the end of August for the fall semester or ongoing.
Who we are
Remineralize the Earth (RTE) is a woman-led, international nonprofit based in Northampton, MA.
Remineralization utilizes finely ground rock dust and sea-based minerals to restore soils and forests, produce higher yields and more nutritious food, and store carbon in soils to stabilize the climate. Through our education and outreach, projects, research, and advocacy Remineralize the Earth facilitates a worldwide movement that brings together gardeners and farmers, scientists and policymakers, and the public to create better soils, better food, and a better planet.
We work with local and virtual volunteers on a program management system called Basecamp. Our team is made up of federal work-study students as well as graduate students, researchers, and other professionals. This position is open to current students, recent graduates, and professionals.
Please take a look at our website: https://remineralize.org/
The assistant will be working for the Executive Director and this position is remote but applicants must be residing in the US.
Description of the position and tasks include:
- Communicating with volunteers worldwide with Slack, Basecamp, and emails.
- Manage Executive Director's calendar and schedule meetings and interviews
- Assisting the Executive Director in bridging and sustaining relationships with remineralization scientists and companies, international coordinators, via email.
- Assist with researching for resources to fill databases for remineralization and global rock dust sources.
- Potential to create your own projects based on your level of interest and capacity.
- Organizing files, filling out forms, and performing other related administrative non-profit tasks.
- Assist with copywriting, editing, and proofreading articles for our website, internal and external documents related to grant writing, legislative initiatives, and our education and outreach projects.
- Reliable access to high-speed internet and a laptop/computer
- Must be in the U.S and able to work in EST timezone
- Fluent in English or Native Fluency
- Highly proficient in Google Suite platforms (Gmail, Google Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets)
- Proficient in Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, and Zoom
- Strong communication skills
- Responsible, reliable, and capable of working independently
- Organized and detail-oriented
- An excellent notetaker
- Currently an undergraduate student, graduate student, or recent graduate with a Bachelor's Degree, preferably studying in Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Agriculture, Journalism/English, Business, and similar fields or have demonstrated experience in environmental activism/sustainability.
- Passionate about the environment, regenerative agriculture, or food sustainability.
Not required but bonus points if you have experience:
- Working with Basecamp, Slack, or similar project management software
- With social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Patreon)
- Social media management - Mailchimp, Hootsuite
- Knowledge of foreign languages
- Experience with grant writing, fundraising, or other nonprofit management skills
- Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator, WordPress
To apply, email your resume/CV, a LinkedIn URL, and why you'd like to join RTE to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include how many hours per week that you are able to volunteer.
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About Remineralize the Earth, Towards a Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry and Climate
152 South Street, Northampton, MA 01060, US
Remineralize the Earth promotes the regeneration of soils and forests worldwide with finely ground rock dust as a sustainable alternative to chemical fertilizers and pesticides, creating fertile soils much as the Earth does. Not only do we need to recycle and return the organic matter to the soil, it is equally vital to return all of the mineral nutrients which create fertile soils and healthy crops and forests.
An international NGO that networks information and research on soil remineralization to gardeners, farmers, ecological activists, scientists, policy makers and the aggregate and stone producers whose by-product is a source of remineralization; to promote further research and projects, from small to large, cooperative to businesses that would benefit and create a healthier environment. We have a website with an online magazine, forum, research, and many other resources.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
October 15, 2021
- Environmental Education
- Environmental Science
- Basic Computer Skills
- Program Management
- Reading / Writing
- CSR / Volunteer Coordination
- Must be at least 19
- 6-20 hours per week
- Time commitment depends on availability